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Psychology Scholarships

Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.

The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.

During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.

It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.

Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work. 

If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.

To find out more about psychology scholarships, follow the links below and unlock the possibilities.

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

Forensic Mental Health Association of California Scholarship

College/Department: General - Nursing, Social Work, Psychology and Criminal Justice Award is for a graduate student, majoring in nursing, social work, psychology, or majors related to criminal justice, who has shown a demonstrated interest in the field of forensic mental health and has a commitment to employment in an associated area of forensics.

The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship

A scholarship for students pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).

Health Care Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Health Care Majors Application

Native American Leadership Education Program

The Native American Leadership Education program (NALE) is for Native students who are paraprofessionals in Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Since only 7% of teachers in reservation schools are Indians, the need for more Indian teachers is huge.Scholarship Requirements * Students must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. "U. S. tribe" is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated. * Students must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U. S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited. Study must be at the college level, and can range from bachelor's degrees to postdoctoral study. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. * Students applying to the program are required to apply for all other sources of funds, write a comprehensive essay about themselves and their plans, and provide proof of high school completion, college admission, and tribal enrollment. "All other sources" includes federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, private scholarships, loans, and grants.

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Scholarship

Description The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) scholarships. These scholarships are made possible by generous corporate support from the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE). The goal of this scholarship program is to increase the number of available professional counselors providing quality career development services. In doing so, the GCDF scholarship program plays an important role in the Foundation’s mission to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change. Each year, the Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to one U.S. GCDF and one GCDF or GCDF student outside of the United States. Eligibility requirements include the following: U.S. applicants for the GCDF scholarship must hold an active GCDF credential in good standing and be enrolled in a master’s-level program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). International applicants must either hold an active GCDF credential in good standing and be enrolled in an advanced education program in counseling or be a student currently enrolled in both a GCDF training program and a postbachelor’s counseling program, as appropriate to their country. For more information about the GCDF program, please visit www.cce-global.org/GCDF.

Federal Chancellor Scholarship

The Federal Chancellor Scholarship is a part of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. This foundation grants research fellowships to foreign scholars who hold doctorates and have not yet reached the age of 40. The Foundation also offers research awards to internationally-recognized foreign scholars of any age, enabling them to spend a lengthy period of research in Germany. Subjects for study include Arts and humanities, business administration and management, fine and applied arts, mass communication and information science, medicine, recreation, welfare, protective services, religion and theology, social, behavioral sciences or law. The purpose of the scholarship is to maintain and foster a close relationship between the United States of America and Germany by sponsoring individuals who demonstrate the potential of playing a pivotal role in the future development of this relationship. For more information, contact: Federal Chancellor Scholarship c/o Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Jean-Paul Strasse 12, Bonn, Bad Bodesberg, D-53173, Germany http://www.humboldt-foundation.de

California Park and Recreation Society Scholarship

The Aging Services and Activities Section of the California Park and Recreation Society offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students in gerontology, recreation-related, or aging-related fields. Applicants must attend a California college or university, be committed to shaping the future of their profession, and have completed gerontology-related coursework. Type: Undergraduate Study Graduate Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Social/Behavioral Sciences Public Service Citizenship U.S. Citizen Other Visa Status Minimum GPA 3.0 Demonstrate financial need Please include in Major: Gerontology

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

Eligible Applicants You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if you are From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs. A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia. Eligible Disciplines Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of medicine osteopathic medicine dentistry optometry pharmacy podiatric medicine veterinary medicine nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree) public health chiropractic allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, and registered dietitians) graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice (includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy) programs providing training of physician assistants

American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships

The American Indian Graduate Center offers fellowships to descendants of federally recognized American Indian tribes who will be attending a full-time graduate or professional program in the United States. Fellows must apply for campus-based aid through the federal financial aid process; the fellowship amount is based on financial need. Type: Graduate Study Eligibility Requirements Class standing - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Engineering Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Restricted - Native American Submission Requirements: Application Form Personal Essay How will your graduate work impact the indian Community FinAid Eligibility Institutional Endorsement Tribal Elgibility Certificate Form

Derivative Duo Scholarship

For residents of Washington studying mental health or human services.

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